FAA Proposes $175,000 Fine Against SpaceX for Not Submitting Required Pre-Launch DataFriday, February 17, 2023WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $175,000 civil penalty against Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) for failure to submit launch collision analysis trajectory data directly to the FAA prior to the August 19, 2022, launch of the Starlink Group 4-27 mission.SpaceX was required to submit the data to the agency at least seven days prior to an attempted launch. Launch collision analysis trajectory data is used to assess the probability of the launch vehicle colliding with one of the thousands of tracked objects orbiting the Earth. SpaceX has 30 days to respond to the FAA after receiving the agency’s enforcement letter.
The FAA has proposed a $175,000 civil penalty against SpaceX for failure to submit launch collision analysis trajectory data directly to the FAA prior to the August 19, 2022, launch of the Starlink Group 4-27 mission.
Thanks for posting. Knowing the diligence of the team, I am sure they did the analysis.
0488-EX-ST-2023Mission 1825 from LC-40 at CCAFS or LC-39A at KSCNET mid-April, launching eastASDS North 28 16 3 West 73 32 26
0177-EX-ST-2023 SpaceX Mission 1795 from SLC-4ENET early MayASDS North 28 45 10 West 120 15 14